Peareth’s Bilton back with a bang

hsb  Chris Peareth batting for Bilton against Collingham.  (120505M4d)
hsb Chris Peareth batting for Bilton against Collingham. (120505M4d)

Centurion Chris Peareth doesn’t want last week’s effort to be a flash in the pan.

The Bilton captain put top of the table Collingham to the sword plundering an eye-watering 130 and set-up a 33 run victory over the West Yorkshire outfit.

Peareth’s side have now done the double over ‘Ham, a side chasing Aire Wharfe honors in league and cup.

The Bilton Lane chief doesn’t want to stop there and has now rallied his troops for a late season surge up the table.

“After beating top of the league we should go to Kirkstall on Saturday full of confidence,” said Peareth.

As for his own performance he has challenged himself to reach three figures again.

“It was nice to get there, in the remainder of the season it would be nice to get a few more,” he continued.

“If it stays dry Kirkstall could be quick on Saturday. When you get in you’ve got to cash in.”

One thing’s for sure, if the coin comes down the right way on Saturday Peareth knows what he will be doing.

“This season we’ve been winning the toss, bowling first and getting beat,” he said.

“If it stays dry then I’ll bat first every time, and that’s what I’ll be doing until the end of the season.

“We did it on Saturday, set a score and defended it.”

Peareth and Darren Blenkiron (70) saw Bilton reach 245-7. Ali Sajad’s 6-66 skittled out ‘Ham for 212 in reply.

Bilton are now six points clear of the relegation zone after Saturday’s win.

Beckwithshaw travel to Collingham with a score to settle on Saturday. Ben Quick’s side were beaten at home by ‘Ham in a bad tempered affair.

On Saturday, ‘Shaw’s bowlers skittled out Ben Rhydding for just 129. Quick’s side pulled home for a four-wicket win in reply. They sit second.

Follifoot are up to fourth, and Greg Lambert will be looking to stay there with victory over Burley on Saturday.

Last week, James Ford (75), Mike Halmshaw (32) and Alex Fox (38) saw them up to 210-8 against Steeton. Lambert (3-37) and David Wright (3-38) saw Steeton collapse to 172 all out in reply.